Dundee 0 - 1 Inverness CT

League Cup - Rd 3
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, 7:45 PM at Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 1,682
Referee: Stephen Finnie
Dundee Inverness CT

Goalscorers
None. Billy Mckay (11)

Team Managers
John Brown Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Kyle Letheren
Gary Irvine
Declan Gallagher
Iain Davidson
Matt Lockwood
Nicky Riley
Jim McAlister
Gavin Rae
Ryan Conroy
Peter MacDonald
Craig Beattie
Dean Brill
Josh Meekings
David Raven
Daniel Devine
Nick Ross
Graeme Shinnie
Aaron Doran
Ross Draper
James Vincent
Richie Foran
Billy Mckay

Bench
Dan Twardzik
Willie Dyer
Carlo Monti
Steven Doris
Martin Boyle
Ryan Esson
Carl Tremarco
Liam Polworth
Ben Greenhalgh
Torbjorn Agdestein

Substitutions
Steven Doris -> Craig Beattie (67) Liam Polworth for Aaron Doran (61)
Torbjorn Agdestein for Richie Foran (90)

Bookings
Craig Beattie (16)
Peter MacDonald (40)
Iain Davidson (82)
Ross Draper (29)
David Raven (45)
Daniel Devine (89)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dean Brill (GK) 8 apps -
Josh Meekings 70 apps -
Daniel Devine 12 apps -
David Raven 51 apps -
Aaron Doran 81 apps8 goals
James Vincent 8 apps1 goal
Nick Ross 113 apps7 goals
Ross Draper 48 apps5 goals
Graeme Shinnie 108 apps2 goals
Billy Mckay 77 apps37 goals
Richie Foran 176 apps43 goals
Liam Polworth (sub) 9 apps -
Torbjorn Agdestein (sub) 7 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Daniel Devine (21 years 22 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2015 years 57 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 299 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Liam Polworth (18 years 352 days)
Oldest Player:Graeme Shinnie (2015 years 57 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 153 days
Domestic Players:9 (56.25 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Inverness scrape into Quarter-Finals:

Billy McKay opened the scoring after ten and a half minutes to banish the blues after the defeat at Pittodrie. However, we failed to increase our lead and Dundee clawed their way back into the tie, Dean Brill keeping out the Dark Blues on the stroke of half time as he parried a Craig Beattie effort to safety.

Inverness struck the woodwork in each half through Ross and an acrobatic McKay effort, but were unable to get that extra cushion which gave Dundee the confidence to have a go. Brill made a couple of excellent saves to deny Dundee an equaliser as they pressed hard in the second half, and with Inverness in jitter mode and looking more desperate as the game went on the away fans were made to suffer for the cause.

Heading towards the ninety minutes and Brill once more shows his value with another super stop, which sees Inverness crawl into the next round by the narrowest of margins.

Inverness did what they had to do and avoided the banana skin, but Dundee might feel they deserved another half hour to take the tie to a possible penalty shoot-out, but with Brill in fine form it was not to be their night and it is Inverness that take their place in the hat for the fourth round draw.

In that hat, Inverness will definitely find St Johnstone, Hibernian and Morton, with another 4 ties being played tomorrow night.

Shock of the night was Morton knocking Celtic out of the cup with former Inverness Caledonian Thistle player Dougie Imrie slotting home a penalty in extra-time for the Greenock side, and despite Celtic piling on the pressure the Morton goal just survived for a wonderful victory for the team second bottom of the Championship.

In Wednesday nights games, Aberdeen trounced Falkirk and Dundee United similarly defeated Partick Thistle with Motherwell edging out Livingston. Hearts and Queen of the South went to extra-time and penalties before the Jambos clinched their place in the hat. The game ended 3-3 after 120 minutes with Hearts going through 4-2 on penalties. There were Hat-Tricks for Hibernians Liam Craig, Aberdeens Scott Vernon and David Goodwillie of Dundee United. Who said it was a dull competition?

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup will take place at Hampden Park this Thursday, September 26, at 3pm. The quarter-final draw is not seeded and games will be played on the midweek of October 29/30.

Match report written by tm4tj